The now-removed door doesn't fit inside the grip cavity as documented in the grip's instructions, but, whatever. Yes I had to take the battery door off the camera but this is easy to do pull it out at an angle. I've used pro grips on pro cameras before and this grip is definitely not pro but neither is the Nikon D3200 on which I have it mounted. This is not a professional grip, but using it makes the D3200 feel more pro and less like a toy. I absolutely love having this grip on my Nikon D3200. Here is a perfect solution for you!. I have to unscrew and remove the grip every time I need to access the internal battery.
This just arrived a few days ago. This grip has the tall post you see in the photo that dummies for the battery. Combined with the of which I use to power the grip it uses two batteries I now have double the power and better handling on the D3200. All and all I'd say if you have a Nikon D3200 or, I'm guessing the D3100 go for it. It also has a battery door compartment! The short wire connector between the grip and the camera body does not get in the way noticeably and looks like it will last. Overall, this is an amazing grip.
I'm able to use two batteries at the same time and there is now a second shutter button to help with vertical shooting. While I haven't had a chance to take it out for a shoot yet, I did play around with it in my studio. But there is no Nikon grip for the D3200, pro or consumer. There is a compartment for the battery door cover that you take off in order to store it in a safe place. I literally have nothing bad to say about this besides the two cons I talked about above.
Since this is a somewhat small camera, the extra size adds a feeling of stability. If this were a Nikon pro grip it'd be several hundred dollars. I do not like the cable that you have to use to use the controls on the grip but I never use the grip controls anyway. However, it is close enough not to be a glaring mismatch. I keep the removed door stored inside the zipper of my camera bag.
Also, the additional shutter on the grip works great and the little cable doesn't get in the way or bother me. No need to wait any longer! This grip is the best bang for your buck and I'm positive this grip is going to last me quite awhile. Even when fully tightened against the body there is a slight gap on one side. Pros: The grip fits in my hand perfectly. My first worry was about losing the original battery slot door but I quickly realized that there is a special built in compartment on the battery pack itself to store the little door. I shoot with the D810 with Nikon grip and the D3200 feels light in my hands.
After reading all the reviews I could find, I saw no reason to go with another model selling for more than twice as much. This grip adds a little bulk to the body and makes it a more comfortable feel. My two ecoEfficiency batteries fits in the grip like a glove. Cons: Although I do love the grip, there are some negatives to it. It's actually nice that this grip is lightweight just like the camera. I've found myself using my camera even more now. It might feel weird with a professional brick attached to the non-professional D3200 unlike on a pro camera where a brick bottom might feel normal.
Additionally, it comes with a signal transferring cable with which you will be able to use a shutter release. Works ok on my backup D3200 camera. I purchased this and two 3rd party replacement batteries for less than the cost of one Nikon brand battery. It looks almost exactly like the camera so it blends it pretty well and the extra bulk has almost only helped with grip. Nikon doesn't make a battery pack for this camera so I was pretty excited when I found this. Both batteries are easily accessed via a door across the back of the grip. I dislike how in order to have the shutter button on the grip to work, you must connect the short adapter from the camera to the grip.
The 7200 holds one battery in the designed compartment and one in the grip. Anyway, I had no trouble mounting the grip to the camera - it fits seamlessly. The connector terminal of the grip reaches the inner terminal within the camera when you turn to lock. The door flap on the side of the camera sticks out and it feels like the adapter cable may bend overtime or tear the outer surface of the cable depending on how long you're going to be using it. I like it more for it's ability to lengthen the camera body and make the camera not feel so small and toyish.
However, you may be wondering why I didn't give it a 5 star rating and I will get to that asap! However, the original battery door does it stick out just less than 1mm does not affect anything. While some buyers report that the battery door rattles, my seems to fit well and closes securely. And while the plastic is a bit on the thin side, it is more than acceptable. This is clearly the grip to get for that camera. . .